Tynemouth Cricket Club has appointed Graeme Hallam as their new chairman.
Graeme has been at the club since the age of 11, captaining numerous junior sides before making his first team debut as a 14-year-old.
He became captain of the first team at 21, a role he held for 14 seasons while also playing more than 50 Minor Counties Championship games for Northumberland County Cricket Club, receiving his ‘county’ cap in 1999.
Graeme has two children who play at Tynemouth CC, Patrick with the Under 11s and Hannah in the girls section.
He is very excited about the challenges ahead at Tynemouth CC which include the building of a second pavilion to provide support for the brand new second pitch, the introduction of a new ladies/girls section, and in the near future the introduction of a Tynemouth Cricket Academy.
A club spokesperson said: “The club anticipates that Graeme can steer them even further up the Premier League table to follow on from a successful period of growth under former chairman Russell Perry. He is shown in typical batting mood but is also a most competent bowler and team leader.”
At the club’s recent AGM, Perry – despite his heavy commitment to the Northumberland Cricket Board – vowed to stay involved with the club to help bring to fruition his brainchild of the second square.
Tynemouth will this coming season be fielding three teams each Saturday from April to September with two Premier League teams and the Northumberland first division team.
Opportunities exist for new players. Anyone interested should contact Vince Howe on 07804 645111.